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'The Big Sleep' - A Review

“Who pushed Taylor off the pier?” Bogart famously asked the director, Howard Hawks. Everyone was stumped, including Raymond Chandler, the author of the book. This inconsistency has gone down in film Noir history, not as a mistake, but rather as an addition to an already sprawling and mysterious plot. 377 altre parole

William Faulkner

“The faster I write the better my output. If I’m going slow, I’m in trouble. It means I’m pushing the words instead of being pulled by them.”

~Raymond Chandler


But I've Found a Driver and That's a Start*

Most of us haven’t had the experience of having our own chauffeur/driver. More likely, we’ve taken on that role for our children and grandchildren. But there was a time when families who could afford to do so had a chauffeur, or at least someone whose duties included driving people where they wanted to go. 957 altre parole

Agatha Christie


Raymond Chandler was not the most prolific of writers. He only started publishing in his forties, after losing a job in the oil industry thanks to the perils of being an artist, which are eerily similar to being a drunk. 755 altre parole


“You just slept the big sleep, not caring about the nastiness of how you died or where you fell.”

-Raymond Chandler


A Last Act of Desperate Men

It took me a few years living in Georgia to realize just how much California is in my bones.  I grew up a Midwesterner but then spent 14 crucial years – 1995-2009, or age 22 to 36 – on the West Coast.   1.066 altre parole


Gayle Hunnicutt in "Marlowe"

Gayle Hunnicutt: American actress of the 60s, played Mavis Wald in Marlowe (1969), film version of Raymond Chandler’s novel The Little Sister, with James Garner as private detective Phillip Marlowe and Bruce Lee as a villain. The film bombed.